November 24, Paris Saint-Germain will welcome RB Leipzig to the Parc des Princes for the group stage encounter. It is going to be their second match at the tournament. Will the Parisiens get their revenge on the Red Bulls for the loss in the first match? All four clubs in Group H have a chance to advance to the playoffs.
Last season, Thomas Tuchel’s side were stopped by Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final, losing 1-0. Everyone assumed that the following season would be triumphant for PSG. However, so far, the Parisiens have been rather disorganised, playing very sluggishly. Perhaps, they are saving better play for the next stages of the Champions League, if there’ll be any. Should we blame the coaching staff or the pandemic? PSG unexpectedly lost to Manchester United at home in the opening game (1-2). How could Thomas Tuchel lose, having such a star squad at his disposal?
Later, Paris Saint-Germain defeated the newcomers of the Champions League – Istanbul Basaksehir (2-0). However, the game against RB Leipzig on a visit could determine the future of the Parisiens in the tournament. Besides losing 2-1 in Germany, PSG also lost two key players, who got red cards and will miss the upcoming match on November 24.
So, on Tuesday we will see if Tuchel’s troops will be able to get their revenge.
If PSG need a victory in order to reach the playoffs, Leipzig will progress further even with a draw.
Currently they take the 2nd place in Group H and are ready to go forward. It is interesting that the 2-1 victory in the first match against PSG was a sort of revenge for the last season Champions League semi-final. Then, Leipzig had been beaten by Paris Saint-Germain (0-3) and hadn’t reached the final.
In the opening match of the Champions League of the current season, the Red Bulls confidently defeated Basaksehir (2-0), which brought them first 3 points. Being on fire, Leipzig underestimated Manchester United, which cost them a victory. In England, Nagelsmann’s side suffered a 0-5 loss.
Having done some correction work, Leipzig won over PSG in their third match in the competition. Nevertheless, in order to savour the victory, the Red Bulls will need to win the rematch as well.
According to bookies, Leipzig have fewer chances to win the upcoming match. The odds on Leipzig’s victory are 5.
A draw seems a little more likely, with the odds of 4.54.
Bookies give low odds of 1.615 on PSG, believing that the Parisiens are hungry enough for victory to beat the Red Bulls.